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CORSAIR RMx RM550X 550W ATX12V / EPS12V 80 PLUS GOLD Certified Full Modular Power Supply
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  • neweggOwned For: 1 month to 1 year

Pros: Modular cables the right size for the case, listed below
Plenty of cables and of the right kind
Runs quiet

Cons: Pricey... but it is a GOLD Certified power supply.

Other Thoughts: Fits in the case perfectly and was able to flip the PS so that the fan faces inside of the case. I'm not fond of the idea of the PS sucking up dusty air from beneath the case.

Total wattage draw while running everything below, per the Kill-A-Watt meter, is about 60 watts max. At idle, its around 25, 30 watts. So, I expect this PS to last forever, and since it is efficient (Gold Certified), the fan never runs, except for a few seconds on power up. Which is good for the noise factor.

The modular cable selection is satisfactory for me; however, to get additional cables, they are quite pricey.

MB: GIGABYTE GA-9SISL Mini ITX
RAM: 4 x Crucial 8GB 240-Pin DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800), CT102464BA160B
RAID Cntlr: LSI 9361-4i
SSD: 4 x Sumsung EVO 850 250 GB via LSI 9361
Case: Corsair Carbide Series 100R CC-9011075-WW
PS: CORSAIR RMx RM550X 550W

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Crucial 8GB 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model CT102464BA160B
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  • neweggOwned For: 1 month to 1 year

Pros: Fits and registers perfect.
Glad I could find a Crucial DIMM
Doesn't have the crazy, interfering heat sinks

Cons: Newegg lowered the price by two bucks per DIMM! Newegg seems to do this a lot after I make my purchases. Annoying!

Other Thoughts: Bought 4 DIMMS for a GIGABYTE GA-9SISL Mini ITX motherboard, to run as a ESXi 5.5 test bed. Works fine.

I like Crucial RAM and have been supporting them for years. Can't say I ever had one DIMM fail and I am including the Crucial/Micron DIMMS in SGI MIPS, Sun Sparc and HP/Dell x86 servers and in the various workstations, experienced over the many years. Simply... very reliable!

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Silverstone CPF02 11.81
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  • neweggOwned For: 1 month to 1 year

5 out of 5 eggs Works fine... All of the PWN case fans are properly controlled 04/06/2016

This review is from: Silverstone CPF02 11.81" 300mm (100mm/100mm/100mm) Black Sleeved One-to-Three PWM Fan Splitter

Pros: Length is good for my case
Controls the PWM case fans as desired

Cons: Newegg lowered the price!

Other Thoughts: My motherboard has only one fan header available for, initially, 4 PWM case fans...

I first tried the Evercool EC-DF001 PWM cable, but the PWM case fans ran at max speed, with lots of noise. Unacceptable.

Got the Silverstone CPF02 PWM fan splitter and it works. As the MB powers up and then boots, I can hear the fan cycling down to a lower speed. And on reboots, I can hear the fans spin up and then spin down. Which is what I wanted. Quiet.

Both fan splitters look identical (plug wise), with the Evercool EC-DF001 having 2 more plugs, a for a total of 5. This isn't rocket science, but I cannot explain why the Evercool had the case fan running at max speed whereas the Silverstone moderated the fan speed. Initially, I needed 4 fan plugs, but found the noise too much with 4 case fans. I then decided 3 case fans would be fine (if they were going to run at max speed), so I got the Silverstone CPF02. Happily, I discovered the CPF02 actually moderated the case fans and with three case fans, it made for a really quiet setup. I can still hear the fans, but its almost quiet.

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Display Name: Gregory T.

Date Joined: 04/27/04

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  • First Review: 02/20/06
  • Last Review: 04/06/16
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